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jerry before the dead

cool link, thank you

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jerry before the dead

cool link, thank you

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From a friend in Alaska
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jerry

Garcia was a genius. That is no exaggeration...thank goodnesss/God/god for digital media so that all can appreciate.
listening to legion of mary 5/21/75...my first immersion in all things dead was about a month earlier in D.C. I almost didn't go: $6 was a tall order for a college kid back then; didn't think I'd like RnR with a saxophone; was just getting into the dead, but wasn't sure about this "offshoot". Well, I went. Unbelievable, I guess you could say it changed everything.

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I never got to see Jerry

I never got to see Jerry Garcia. He passed away when I first started getting into the Dead. :(

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song for Jerry

I've posted an original song..a tribute to Jerry on youtube.
type in dave gow deadhead

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Jerry Day at McLaren Park today

If you're going, and that would be a good thing, the organizers have sent out a bulletin that BART is doing various repairs that will cause Balboa Park, Glen Park and Daly City stations to be closed today. So while normally it would be a great option to take BART, today not so much. Check the Jerry Day site for more. (Jerryday.org)

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Almost too shy to love him. He was shy, real. That's why we loved him. He said that the audience was like a flower. All shy with heads down. A while after stranger met stranger our heads would relax and start to raise up smiling like a flower blooming.

Still missing the man. <3

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Jerry Garcia & John Mayer - Red Gibson SG

originally posted at sunshinedaydreamers.com by Ozark Matt

http://sunshinedaydreamers.com/jerry-garcia-john-mayer-red-gibson-sg-gui...

–photo by Jim Laverty

Jerry Garcia playing his red Gibson SG with partially obscured American flag sticker during an outdoor concert in the quadrangle of Washington University Saint Louis on April 17, 1969. Wearing the away jersey of the Montreal Canadians sans front logo, Jerry played songs like ‘Morning Dew’ to a crowd of college kids on the same guitar that laid down the classic album ‘Live Dead’. Gibson originally chose the SG model (solid guitar) to represent Les Paul before he rejected the style for his iconic namesake as both guitars quickly solidified their position in Rock history.

The same night the Grateful Dead played Washington University Saint Louis in the spring of 1969 and Jerry chose to wear the Montreal Canadians red away hockey jersey, the Montreal Canadians were playing the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Playoffs; a Stanley Cup Playoff post season they would eventually win. Did Jerry magic aide Les Habs in hoisting Lord Stanley’s appointed trophy of the NHL’s annual champions? Maybe, except that night the Canadians lost at the Garden 5 – 0, but they went on to, strangely enough, sweep the St. Louis Blues and finish their winning season in the Blue Note’s old barn and once great rock venue The Arena two weeks later.

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The photograph Jim Laverty captured of Jerry playing the red Gibson SG, a guitar he often played from 1968 through 1970 (including Woodstock), is notable in its candor and proximity of subject. This particular image shows Jerry in a buoyant moment on-stage at a college where the R.O.T.C. building was occupied and eventually burned to the ground as Nixon began implementing his “secret” solution to Vietnam by dropping more bombs on neighboring Cambodia than all the ordinance used on Germany in the last war that mattered. He seems quite at home playing in a hockey jersey during turbulent times, times needing music and bands like the Grateful Dead.

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–photo by Ozark Matt

John Mayer playing his red 2013 issue ‘1961 Les Paul Tribute’ Gibson SG during ‘St. Stephen’ in Noblesville, Indiana at the famed outdoor amphitheater Klipsch Music Center on June 17, 2016. Mayer played his red Gibson SG one song the entire tour.

John Mayer’s two primary guitars on tour are his golden PRS Super Eagle, usually reserved for first set and encore performances, and his brilliant Blue Eagle by PRS, played during Dead & Company’s second set portions of their live shows, but for one song the entire tour, in a gesture to even further enhance the performance of St. Stephen, he chose an iconic guitar outside of his regular Dead & Company instrument lineup.

Made of mahogany with a fret-board of rosewood, the guitar cut through the summer evening air like a sonic laser as the crowd’s energy peaked.

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-photo by Ozark Matt

The high-gloss Heritage Cherry finish with hand sprayed nitro-cellulose beamed in the glow of rock concert lights as the Tune-o-matic bridge, Sideways Vibrato, and vintage style tuners with pearloid buttons popped and sparkled in celebration of finally contributing onstage. A red electric guitar was a unicorn caught wild on summer tour, frozen forever in radiant time.

videos highlighting Jerry’s Red Gibson SG

-Ozark Matt

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Still miss Jerry....

sorry was a double post...

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